Port Hedland’s Spoilbank Marina contract awarded

Contract awarded for WA’s Spoilbank Marina design, construction works
Image courtesy of the Town of Port Hedland.

Work on the Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland, Western Australia is well underway with a $10.6 million contract for the design and construction of marine structures awarded to SMC Marine.

The contract includes construction of a boat ramp, boat pens, public jetty and navigation aids.

The Spoilbank Marina project aims to transform Port Hedland’s waterfront into an attractive and popular destination for locals and visitors. It will also double the current number of boat ramps, provide safer access to deep water and provide sheltered anchorage.

The project will support trailer parking for 200 vehicles and provide public recreation and event space and public amenities.

SMC Marine will complete the detailed design works over the cyclone season, with construction of the marine structures expected to start in mid to late 2022.

Ports Minister Rita Saffioti congratulated SMC Marine on the contract.

“This creates another fantastic opportunity for local businesses, with approximately 50 per cent of sub-contracting works to be awarded to Pilbara businesses and the remainder to contractors within Western Australia,” Saffioti said.

“It’s great to see the marina taking shape, with the completed marina to provide the community with a new public space to gather and enjoy the foreshore, as well as providing recreational vessels with safer access to deep water.”

To date, approximately 84 per cent of the Spoilbank Marina project spend has been awarded to local and registered Aboriginal businesses.

The delivery of the $187.5 million Spoilbank Marina project in Port Hedland is being managed by the Pilbara Ports Authority.

Pilbara Ports Authority will own and operate the marina once construction is complete. The marina is expected to be operational in 2023.

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